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COVID update: Still no Omicron; no indoor mask mandate planned

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  It’s just a matter of time before the Omicron variant of COVID-19 shows up in Delaware, state officials say. The virus strain has been found in surrounding states, but has not yet been detected in Delaware, said Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Division of Public Health. And they’ve looked. The state lab routinely pulls random samples of positive …

Gov. John Carney issued more changes to his emergency orders.

State officials blame Delta variant for rise in COVID-19 cases

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

The number of COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta variant jumped last week.   State officials blamed the Delta variant Tuesday night for increased numbers of COVID-19 cases in Delaware. During an online town hall meeting, the officials also talked about a new type of testing, whether a vaccine booster shot will be needed and COVID-19 regulations that will be …

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Carney ends weekly press conferences about COVID-19

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

  In Gov. John Carney’s last weekly COVID-19 press briefing, state officials announced that the average life expectancy has gone down because of the virus and that pharmacies have been doing a larger part of vaccination over the last month.  Carney said last week that with a rising number of vaccinations and declining number of cases, and with his emergency …